Black Tide/Marea Negra, 2002–2003

Installation view: The Ecologies of Peace. Works from the TBA21 Collection, Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía C3A, Córdoba, Spain, 2024. Photo: Imagen Subliminal (Rocio Romero y Miguel de Guzmán).

20 cibachrome prints, libretto (“Marea negra: fragmentos para una ópera”, Culturas, no. 34, weekly magazine supplement to La Vanguardia (Barcelona), February 12, 2003)
Overall dimensions variable

In December 2002, at the invitation of the Barcelona newspaper, La Vanguardia, Sekula traveled to Galicia in northwest Spain where, in November, a crippled tanker carrying more than 20 million gallons of oil had split in half, creating one of the worst environmental disasters in history. Sekula produced a sequence of documentary photographs, which are less conventionally dramatic and more meditative than typical photojournalism.  His pictures focus on the beleaguered coastal topography, the physical properties of the invading oil, and the Sisyphean labors of the volunteers who battle the black tide.


Group exhibition: The Purloined Masterpiece. Images as Time Machines 
Venue: Painting Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Curator: Sabine Folie
April 8, 2022 - January 29, 2023

Exhibition: La Bienal Internacional de Fotografía FOTONOVIEMBRE 2021
Venue: TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes
Curator: Tereza Arozena
October 22, 2021 - January 9, 2022
Allan Sekula (January 15, 1951 – August 10, 2013) was an American photographer, writer, filmmaker, theorist and critic. From 1985 until his death in 2013, he taught at California Institute of the Arts.[1] His work frequently focused on large economic systems, or "the imaginary and material geographies of the advanced capitalist world."[2]
He received fellowships and grants from the Guggenheim FoundationNational Endowment for the ArtsGetty Research InstituteDeutsche Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Atelier Calder[3] and was named a 2007 USA Broad Fellow.

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Author bibliography:
 “Between the Net and the Deep Blue Sea,” October, 102 (2002), 3-34.
Allan Sekula: Fish Story, Rotterdam, Düsseldorf, Witte de With & Richter Verlag, 2002. Edited with Catherine Lorenz.
Photography against the Grain. Essays and Photo Works. 1973-1983, Mack, 2016